Conference celebrates women in business

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University, along with Tangipahoa Professional Women, will host Women Mean Business 2015 on Thursday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The event will be held on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University in the Student Union Grand Ballroom.

"The Women Mean Business conference will provide high impact strategies to help women of all ages survive and thrive individually and professionally," said Sandy Summers, assistant director of the LSBDC. "This full day event will be jam packed with knowledge, tools, resources and connections."

Women Mean Business presenters include Deborah Randolph, president of the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce; author and Lady Lions Head Basketball Coach Coach Yolanda Moore; and Stephanie Clouatre Davis, humorist and storyteller.

The event will also feature an informative panel of experts that will address the top wellness issues for women in 2015. Panelists include Dr. Dwan Mabry and Christie Clark of North Oaks Obstetrics and Gynecology and Dr. Pam Deters of Crossroads Behavioral Health.

"Women Mean Business 2015 will provide opportunities to network with other professionals and local business owners," Summers said. "Table, vendor, and ad sponsorships are available for businesses interested in participating in this event. Another highlight of the event is an exclusive showcase of spring and summer looks, sponsored by Hammond Square."

Summers said the cost to attend the conference is $35, $45 on event day, and includes lunch; Southeastern students may attend at no charge, but advance registration is a must.

To register for Women Mean Business or receive more information about table sponsorships, log on to or contact LSBDC at 985-549-3831 or


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